Nicholas Van Cleve

About Nicholas Van Cleve

Nicholas Van Cleve is an undergraduate at Houston Baptist University and an Intercollegiate Studies Institute Honors Fellow.

Ideas Have Consequences

By |2014-06-30T00:39:33-05:00June 28th, 2014|Categories: Books, Neil Postman, Progressivism, Richard Weaver|

Richard Weaver introduces Ideas Have Consequences (1948) by explaining that at the root of “the dissolution of the West” is modern man’s denial of universal truth and his progressive assumption that “the most advanced point in time represents the point of highest development.” Enlightenment thought attacked transcendental truth via the battering rams of nominalism, [...]

Modern America Through Burke’s Eyes

By |2014-01-16T19:13:06-05:00January 14th, 2014|Categories: American Founding, Conservatism, Culture, Edmund Burke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau|

As those serious about influencing the nation on both sides of the aisle understand, winning in politics first requires winning the culture. Doing so necessitates both a keen eye for recognizing cultural trends and the creative foresight to envision how best to guide a culture back to true principles by which a people can [...]